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Our Youth to Washington contest is open to all area high school juniors (members and non-members).  Two winners will travel to Springfield, Illinois for Youth Day on March 31, then to Washington, D.C. for Youth Tour June 19 – 26 (all expenses paid), AND receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Students will create lasting memories and friendships during Youth Tour.  They will visit the Civil War Battlefield at Gettysburg, the National Cathedral, Smithsonian Museums, George Washington’s home, Supreme Court, Kennedy Center, Arlington National Cemetery, the Holocaust Museum, among many other sites.  In addition, they will meet with our elected officials.

SIEC is committed to our youth and has been participating in this important program for decades.  Youth to Washington is a unique experience, where over 1,500 students from all across America take part each year.  We encourage local juniors to apply today for this amazing opportunity.  For any questions concerning Youth Tour contact Chris Boyd at or (618)827-3555 Ext. 208.  For an application contact us or speak to your guidance counselor.  The deadline to apply is February 14.